Penelope Ehrhardt

DPhil Law

Other affiliations

Children's and Family Law Discussion Group Green Templeton College Oxford Children's Rights Network Public International Law @ Oxford


Penny Ehrhardt teaches on the Public International Law course as a GTA. She is convenor of the Children's and Family Law Discussion Group; Secretary of the Oxford Children's Rights Network; an Associate Editor at the Oxford Commonwelath Law Journal; and an organiser of the Oxford Human Welfare Conference. She holds a M.St in International Human Rights Law from Oxford, as well as law and history degrees from Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). She is undertaking a DPhil in the Family Law Department, looking at the realisation of the economic, social and cultural rights of single-parent families under the UN international human rights framework. 
Penny is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and Managing Director of Ehrhardt Advisors (a public policy consultancy). She is author of a various publications on New Zealand history, social policy and evaluation; and has contributed to television documentaries and series.  

Research Interests

economic, social and cultural rights; group rights; family law; social policy; critical legal studies; public law; indigenous epistemologies; business and human rights; children's rights; queer theory; feminist theory 

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